Country stars who died in 2018

Jul 06, 2018
02:40 A.M.
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This year, the country music industry has lost a couple of legendary artists, writers, and producers who helped changed the way we look at the genre.


These icons proved that through hard work, anything is possible and big dreams are reachable. Follow us on Twitter at AmoMama USA to know more about these talented stars of country music.

Here are the country artists who passed away in 2018:

Daryle Singletary

He was a songwriter and singer. Singletary passed away on February 12 in Nashville, Tennessee, although the cause of his death was not disclosed to the public.

During his fruitful career in the 90’s, he made hits like I Let Her Lie and Too Much Fun.


Until his death at the age of 46, he went on to produce new music and toured the country to perform for his fans.

Lari White

After a long battle with peritoneal cancer, White passed away on January 23. She was 52 years old.


White was responsible for Top 10 hits like That’s My Baby, That’s How You Know (When You’re In Love), and Now I Know during the 90’s.

Randy Scruggs

He first appeared on the Flat & Scruggs television show at a young age of nine years old. He was the son of Earl Scruggs – a bluegrass legend.


Randy, a songwriter, producer, musician, and studio owner, died at the age of 64 on April 17.

Brandon Jenkins

Jenkins, 48, passed away on March 2nd. He played a significant role in Oklahoma’s Red Dirt country music community. His songs charted on the Texas Music Radio Charts at the peak of his career. Jenkins spent years touring Texas and Oklahoma, sharing his talent with the world.


Kenny O’Dell

O’Dell became a successful artist when Charlie Rich recorded his song entitled Behind Closed Doors. It was in 1973. On March 28th, he passed away at the age of 73.

He was able to produce 60’s and 70’s hits like My Honky Tonk Ways and Let’s Shake Hands and Come Out Lovin’.


Glenn Snoddy

Snoddy was the inventor of the famous Maestro Fuzz-Tone, which provided a big change in the way Nashville looked at country and rock music. He was 96 when he passed away in his Murfreesboro, Tennessee home.

D.J. Fontana

He was famous for being a member of Elvis Presley’s backing band, the Blue Moon Boys, as a drummer, working alongside guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. He died peacefully on June 13th at his home at the age of 87.

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